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By Ms. Jenson

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About this blog: I am a language arts teacher at Crittenden Middle School and the facilitator of the CMS Panther Pen blog. I grew up in the Bay Area and I love it here. I went to school in Santa Clara, and studied literature and political science ...  (More)

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Acoustic Guitars, Country Music, The Farm, and Rusty Trucks
Oct 3, 2013 8:16 am
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Hi! This writing came out of an assignment for students to write about something that they feel passionately about. In the perspective below, Ana explores her "country... More
To My Daughters' Future Teachers
Aug 1, 2014 8:47 pm
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As I get ready to head back into the classroom this fall, my daughters are getting ready to start PreK and K. I find myself anxious, almost terrified really, of... More
From There to Here
Apr 25, 2013 10:22 am
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Hello! This week's student piece is a reflection on how a move of even a few miles (in this case, just 37) can have a big impact . Enjoy, Ms. Jenson

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Silence the Monster - Just Write
Oct 26, 2013 9:02 am
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Silence the Monster - Just Write by Ms. Jenson

My four year old writes with zeal. She's so excited to be able to craft letters that have meaning and can be read... More
Preaching to a Wall
Oct 9, 2013 1:59 pm
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I love NPR Perspectives, and now so do my 8th grade Exploratory students! This writing is another Perspectives piece, written in the style of the very popular radio... More
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